China vs. the US: Where Will This End?

[1hr 20min] -Featuring: Paul Tiffany, PhD 83, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business

This session will first briefly review the remarkable rise of the Chinese economy from the Mao-inspired revolution in the mid-20th century to the present day. Tiffany will explore how that transformation shaped the current perspectives of the Chinese leadership towards economic priorities, growth, and relations with off-shore business entities and institutions of other nations. He will then focus on the prospects for future political-economic relations between the PRC and the U.S. as the “American Century” continues what appears to be an unrelenting contraction. Attendees will be challenged to consider how the many benefits of “doing business with China” for American firms must be balanced against the ultimate ends and goals of that nation as they relate to the value proposition of the U.S. and its own ambitions in the coming decades.